Mike Meaux, Meeker, Colorado saddle maker, is also a seasoned cowboy. He says all his poems are about real life places and incidents that he has seen in his career as cowboy and horse trainer.
P.O. Box 70
54060 Hwy. 318
Maybell, CO 81640.
THE BARE NECESSITIES
They walked in grinnin’ ear to ear,
With another tale to tell.
Ol’ Pete and Slim been here for years.
They knew this country well.
They’d gathered up the neighbors' strays,
Out near the old line shack.
Was just another of them days,
Until that calf turned back.
The two old timers knew to wait.
That calf would soon return.
But that new kid, who tested fate,
Had lessons yet to learn.
He busted out on that green colt,
And built himself a loop.
With his first swing the colt would bolt.
He didn’t know the scoop.
He caught the calf in this attack,
As they went flying by.
But when that colt ran out of slack,
He pitched the kid sky high.
The cactus patch would take its toll,
When on the ground he lit.
All thru the patch this poor kid rolled.
It pained him now to sit.
He picked and pulled the needles out,
Without too much success.
They filled his clothes, there is no doubt.
He truly was a mess.
I’ll make this story short and sweet.
The kid would walk a while,
With just his packers on his feet,
And nothing else but a smile.
copyright Michael Meaux 1997